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Team USA Captures Gold Medal in Spain, Defeats Serbia 129-92
September 14th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
It’s always supposed come easy for Team USA basketball, but nobody thought it’d be this easy, or convincing. Winning all nine of their FIBA World Cup games by at least 20 points mirrors what some would say the greatest basketball team ever assembled-- the Dream Team--did in Barcelona, Spain in...

Team USA Handles Lithuania 96-68, Advances to Gold Medal Game in FIBA World Cup
September 11th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
No, Team USA may not have needed the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Carmelo Anthony to mow down lesser countries en route to the final game of the World Cup. But, you would have had a hard time believing that at the start of this World Cup it...

Spain Suffers Shocking Loss to France in FIBA World Cup Quarterfinal
September 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
For all the talk of a USA-Spain gold medal game during this World Cup, a game that would have truly tested the supremacy of United States basketball like when Argentina shook the basketball world in 2004. But in most disappointing fashion, Spain was upset by an undermanned France team 65-52...

Team USA Coasts in 119-76 Win Over Slovenia, Derrick Rose Plays Best World Cup Game Yet
September 9th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
We knew there’d be rust, and that there will be more of it. We were ready for there to be struggles, and we know there will be many more to come. After two years of living hell for Bulls fans, we’ve learned not get too excited or too disappointed; we’ve...

Team USA Advances Past Mexico 86-63. Rose Struggles, Again
September 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
For the first time since their opening game of the FIBA World Cup, Team USA finally started a contest with some energy and resolve. Jumping out to a 13-2 first quarter run effectively shot down any marginal hopes Mexico had of winning. Led by Stephen Curry’s sizzling 20-point performance, including...

Team USA Goes Undefeated in Group Play, Derrick Rose Looking Confident and Healthy
September 4th, 2014 at 3:18 PM
As expected, Team USA ran through the competition in their five games of group play in the FIBA World Cup, finishing a perfect 5-0 after today’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine. Winning every game by at least 20 points and by an average margin of 27 points, Team USA leaves Group...

Rose Struggles on Offense, Team USA Plays the Dominican Republic Today
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Team USA is off to a fast and convincing 3-0 start to their FIBA World Cup. Beside one half of basketball against Turkey, the US has rarely shown lapses or weaknesses. Yesterday, the United States picked up another swift victory against New Zealand, 98-71. The game wasn’t much of a...

Rose Dazzles in Team USA Opener, US Takes on Turkey Next in Group Play
August 31st, 2014 at 8:30 AM
It sure didn’t take long for Derrick Rose to make his presence felt at the FIBA World Cup. After one game, Rose certainly looked the part of a former MVP, and when his signature moment of the game occurred – a lightening quick crossover thrusting him right down the gut...

Team USA Blows Past Slovenia in Exhibition, Rose Struggles
August 26th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
In their final exhibition before the group stage of the FIBA World Cup gets underway, Team USA won quite easily 101-71 against Slovenia in Gran Carnaria, Spain. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls did not start the contest for Team USA, which coincides with what head coach Mike Krzyzewski stated...

Chicago Bulls 65, Miami Heat 88: not with a Bang, but with a Rip.
May 13th, 2013 at 8:43 PM
The Bulls dropped Game 4 of their second round series against the Miami Heat, falling into what seems to be an insurmountable 3-1 hole on Monday night. The season isn't quite over, but in all likelihood, this was the last home game of the 2012-13 season for the Bulls, who...

Effort but not Execution: Chicago Bulls (1-2) 94-104 Miami Heat (2-1)
May 11th, 2013 at 5:54 AM
Watching the Bulls give multiple efforts on broken plays on both sides of the ball every possession is a joy to watch. It also is a good recipe to stay competitive. But then comes the other facet - execution. The Bulls missed that badly. With the game close entering its final stages,...

Chicago Bulls Endure Embarassing Loss to the Miami Heat, 78-115
May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 PM
A game removed from pulling off the upset in game one, the Chicago Bulls came into game two against the Miami Heat and were utterly embarrassed in a loss 115-78. The loss is the worst playoff loss in the Bulls' franchise history. The game started off close and was a...

The Chicago Bulls (1-0) Defeat the Miami Heat (0-1) 93-86 in 93-86 Game One: I Bet You Did not See That Coming
May 6th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Just as everyone expected, the Chicago Bulls came out and handed the first-seeded Miami Heat a 93-86 home loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. And by everyone I mean absolutely no one.  No one gave them a chance (including me).  They were with their starting point guard...

Chicago Bulls Close Out Brooklyn Nets 99-93 in Game 7 (4-3)
May 4th, 2013 at 11:52 PM
  In front of family and friends Joakim Noah put on full display the kind of heart and hustle that had characterized these injury ravaged Bulls throughout the entire season.  With their season on the line, and much of their lineup hit with injuries, the Bulls managed to scrap together a...

Chicago Bulls Lose to the Brooklyn Nets 91-110: Recap
April 29th, 2013 at 9:13 PM
After winning a thriller in Chicago to go up three games to one, the Chicago Bulls went back to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York looking to eliminate the Brooklyn Nets from the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Bulls efforts proved to be fruitless as they lost to the Brooklyn Nets...

Bulls Beat Nets in Triple-overtime Shootout to Take 3-1 Series Lead
April 27th, 2013 at 6:10 PM
None of this made any sense. The Bulls eventually dragged this one out, four hours after it started, with a 142-134 win in triple-overtime. Two nights ago, the Bulls took Game 3 against Brooklyn 79-76 in one of the lowest-scoring playoff games in recent memory. Well, since the last game of...

Chicago Bulls Tie up Series with 90-82 Win Over the Brooklyn Nets
April 23rd, 2013 at 6:59 AM
The Chicago Bulls were absolutely embarrassed Saturday afternoon on the opening day of the 2013 playoffs.  Monday night they showed exactly the right amount of poise and effort to redeem themselves.  The Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 in a tough fought grind out game that has become quite the...

Chicago Bulls 89 – Brooklyn Nets 106: Game Grades
April 21st, 2013 at 5:18 AM
The first playoff game between the first round series between Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets got ugly fast as Chicago lost to Brooklyn 89-106. The game was, quite frankly, brutal to watch from the opening moments and progressively got worse over the course of the game to the point where...

Chicago Bulls 95-92 Washington Wizards: Bulls End Regular Season with a Win
April 17th, 2013 at 9:44 PM
The long, arduous journey is over. For now. The Bulls Wednesday won their final regular season game 95-92 over the lottery-bound Washington Wizards. The Wizards, despite being in off-season mode for weeks, made the Bulls work for their win, closing a 29-8 lead to trail by one before halftime and tie...

Game Recap: Chicago Bulls Sweep the Orlando Magic with a 102-84 Win
April 16th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls took on the Orlando Magic yesterday evening looking to sweep the league's team with the second worst record in the league. While the three meetings earlier in the season were all determined within the final minutes of the game this game was all but done by the...